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HOW WILL ALTegra handle the national lockdown?

To all of our business partners, customers, suppliers, contractors and followers; we appreciate this is a fluid situation where guidance is being updated daily and welcome your support as we strive to maintain a business as usual approach.

With the recent announcements and news of the latest variant of the COVID-19 disease, there will be many questions on how we, Altegra, will deal with our services which we provide for everyone.

First and foremost, we want to assure everyone that we will continue to operate to the highest standards at both of our business centres (Cradley Heath Business Centre and Lopen Business Centre) whilst maintaining the optimum level of service both on-site, or working remotely.

We are committed to consistently delivering the best service for both employees and customers in a unified collaborative effort to achieve a mutually beneficial outcome, where we create a positive environment in which energy and enthusiasm are matched by opportunity and ambition.

You can be assured knowing that we will offer complete support as we collectively navigate this difficult period.

During normal working hours, on Monday to Friday (8am till 5pm), full-service call cover will be provided and is available on both of our Business Centre landlines.

In the event of any emergency and breakdown, we have a dedicated team which remains fully operational to support your businesses needs.

With our service engineers, we are supported in taking a zero-contact approach when visiting customer sites, which means:

• Our engineers will announce their arrival to the appropriate person(s) on-site, but will not sign in
• Our engineers will not request a signature for their tablets, instead they will take a verbal name and authorisation for job completion
• Our engineers will not ask for or accept any substance such as food or drink
• Our engineers will greet you verbally rather than shake hands
• Our engineers will bare social distancing measures when arriving, working and leaving sites

As a business, we understand that the early part of this brand new year will be a struggle for many of us, however, trust Altegra to keep your business moving during these difficult times.



Most businesses experience peaks in activity or exceptional events that demand extra materials handling equipment for relatively short periods of time. Our casual hire allows companies to source the right forklift trucks at very short notice.

If you have had an unexpected order or coming up to seasonal peak demand and need extra lift trucks fast, Altegra offer a number of options for your short-term hire needs including daily, weekly, monthly or annual hire.


  • Free delivery
  • Flexible agreements
  • Driver training
  • Thorough examinations
  • Free of Charge Site Survey

Flexible Hire agreements

We offer casual hire for flexible periods, ranging from 1 week to open ended agreements. You have the ability to keep the truck for as long as you want, or as short as you require.

Next Day Delivery Available*

Need a forklift urgently? Our in-house hire and transport teams can work to organise a forklift fit for your needs to arrive on site next day.

Trucks in stock

All of our depots all have trucks kept in stock specifically to provide you with the best casual hire experience around.

Wide range available

Our casual hire fleet covers the usual Gas, Electric, and Diesel forklifts. In addition, we also stock various forklifts; Reach trucks, Pallet stackers, Order pickers, Pedestrian trucks and more.


When you call us, don’t expect the hard sell. With so many models and options available, Altegra are trained to listen, not push. It’s our job to understand how you work and deliver precisely.


  • Breakdowns, repairs and maintenance are included in your tailored contract
  • National coverage on all forklift trucks on hire
  • Next day delivery guaranteed to any specified address
  • Capability to scale accordingly to cover seasonal peaks
  • No capital outlay to use the equipment

Our Transport Fleet

However large or small your requirements, we can provide the perfect transportation solution for your business.

Our fleet of vehicles has been purposely built to transport all types of materials handling equipment and other assets (such as building material haulage).

Base from our Lopen Business Centre, our transport fleet can move equipment all over the United Kingdom, short or long haul.

Our smaller, compact vehicles are capable of transporting plant and equipment to small and narrow restricted areas, whilst still offering an impressive payload of 12 tons. Our larger vehicles are capable of payloads of up to 24 tons. With double beavertail and folding split ramps providing the extra facility of reducing the load angle and allowing extra low ground clearance machinery to be transported.


We offer an individual solution for all of your materials handling, site and fleet vehicle needs, from forklift trucks and warehouse equipment, to rough terrain, telehandlers, utility vehicles and much more.

A comprehensive range of fully refurbished and pre-owned vehicles are always available from stock, or to order, with full finance options available to suit your business.

"As an independent business, we have the agility and the flexibility to fully support all of our customers’ needs"

Our specialist advisors have the expertise to analyse your application and to recommend the best solution for your business.

We’ll give you free, expert advice and help in choosing the right solution. By integrating our product offering into one complete package, we can save costs and also simplify the process whilst maximising the benefits of handling multiple suppliers.



Altegra takes the hassle out of managing multiple suppliers

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